In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.

The out MSNBC anchor and New York magazine editor at large believe that President Obama's inaugural address was a pointed message to Supreme Court justices who will rule on two cases relating to marriage equality this summer.

January 23 2013 1:38 PM

President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.

January 23 2013 1:25 PM

On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

January 23 2013 12:12 PM

Proponents of California's ban on same-sex marriage officially submitted their brief to the Supreme Court, urging the court to uphold the vote that constitutionally banned marriage in 2008.

January 22 2013 5:58 PM

Richard Blanco, the first openly gay and Latino man to deliver the inaugural poem, told Anderson Cooper that his experience at the ceremony actually felt very intimate.

January 22 2013 12:11 PM

The speech marked the first time a president used the term 'gay' as a reference to sexual orientation in an inauguration speech. Prayers and poems carried messages of inclusion as well.

January 21 2013 2:29 PM

The first president of the United States to support marriage equality takes the oath for his second term.

January 21 2013 1:08 PM